Margaret Nichols, 100

Pianist and music instructor

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Margaret E. Nichols (nee McCall), a former longtime Oak Park resident, died peacefully at age 100 on April 16, 2018. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University and her Master of Music degree in piano performance from the American Conservatory of Music. She taught for 70 years in the greater Chicago area, maintaining private studios in Oak Park and Crown Point, Indiana and serving on the piano faculty of the Park Forest Conservatory of Music, VanderCook College of Music, Sherwood Conservatory of Music, and The Academy of Movement and Music in Oak Park. 

She was an active soloist and accompanist and also performed as a piano duo with Josette Behrend. She was an adjudicator, clinician and certified member of local, state and national associations of music teachers (MTNA). 

Margaret Nichols is survived by her children and their families. Her life will be celebrated in private family gatherings. 

Memorial donations can be made to MOMENTA, 605 Lake St., Oak Park 60302.

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Kenneth Luurs from Oak Park  

Posted: April 26th, 2018 7:09 PM

Margaret was an incredibly talented, gracious and generous person. She touched the lives of many and shared her love of music with many. May she rest in peace.

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